Wendy Martin named head of tax for EY Jersey

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Jersey tax expert Wendy Martin, who was promoted to tax partner last July at EY Jersey, has now been named to take over as head of tax for the EY operation.

She succeeds Peter Willey, who recently returned to an EY team in the UK, the company said on Thursday.

Martin, pictured, specialises in Jersey-related as well as international tax matters, with a particular interest in such current tax subject areas as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, and Common Reporting Standard. She is also an expert on automatic exchange of information regimes, and their application to businesses, EY said.

Being one of the few women at a senior level in the tax advisory profession, she is also  known as well for championing a “diversity and inclusiveness” agenda, “specifically encouraging women to achieve their potential by expanding their networks and developing professional skills, as well as encouraging more women to be represented on boards”, EY noted.

Prior to joining EY in December, 2013, Martin was director of tax policy with the States of Jersey, a role which involved developing international and domestic tax policy for the jurisdiction. She’s a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales as well as the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

EY is the name given to member firms of Ernst & Young Global Ltd, all of which are legally separate entities. Ernst & Young was created in 1989 by the merger of Ernst & Whinney and Arthur Young & Co.